VA Composites Drago

jokerusnjokerusn nice shoesNorthern NJClubWRX Posts: 4,685 ClubWRX
edited Jun 8, 2018 in WRX Club Techs #1
Anyone try the VA Composites Drago yet? I ordered one from Will Peoples sight unseen because why not but curious if anyone has tried it and how it compares to other shafts they've played.



https://www.vashafts.com/



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M3 9.5°  Ventus 6-X
M5 15°  Tensei CK Pro 70TX
818H2 19°  HZRDUS 85 6.5
790 UDI  PX Catalyst 6.5  -or-  TP UDI 3  PX HB6
790 4i / Z745 5-9  Nippon 950GH 
SM7 46F 52F 58D 62M  DG 115 / KBS Tour 120
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  • trhodetrhode Fitter / Builder Members Posts: 1,961 ✭✭
    I took a half dozen swings with it when they arrived last week. Very firm feeling in the butt and tip. Reminded me of the Hzrdus T1100 for feel. Definitely a lower launch profile than the Raijin.
  • R19laxR19lax Members Posts: 173 ✭✭
    Lower launch has me a little worried. I ordered and received mine last week for a G400 that arrives Monday. I was hoping for a mid to mid high profile which is what the specs list it as. I will get rounds with the Drago weds and thurs and post my findings after.
    Ping G400 LST VA Composites Drago 65x
    Ping G400 3 wood Hzrdus yellow 75
    Ping G400 19* hybrid ping tour 85

    Titleist t-mb 4 iron
    Titleist ap2 5-gw
    Vokey sm7 54, 60
    TM Spider tour dj 35"
  • Axman55Axman55 Members Posts: 344 ✭✭
    If any of you don’t like it let me know I would like to give it a shot.
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  • trhodetrhode Fitter / Builder Members Posts: 1,961 ✭✭
    According to the VA site, the Drago is the lowest launching profile they offer. Whether or not it does for your swing is yet to be determined.
  • wrbush31wrbush31 Members Posts: 1,334 ✭✭
    Just epoxied my Drago last night. Pretty excited to try it.
    WITB 2/3/16:
    Driver - Golf club
    3 & 5 Wood - Clubs
    Irons - More Golf clubs
    Wedges - Knives
    Putter - wrench
  • Bshep0909Bshep0909 Members Posts: 98 ClubWRX
    lets us know the results guys! Some in hand pics would be awesome as well!
  • jokerusnjokerusn nice shoes Northern NJClubWRX Posts: 4,685 ClubWRX
    Well... mine got turned around by the post office for some reason. It was at my local PO when I got notification that it's now in SC. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
    M3 9.5°  Ventus 6-X
    M5 15°  Tensei CK Pro 70TX
    818H2 19°  HZRDUS 85 6.5
    790 UDI  PX Catalyst 6.5  -or-  TP UDI 3  PX HB6
    790 4i / Z745 5-9  Nippon 950GH 
    SM7 46F 52F 58D 62M  DG 115 / KBS Tour 120
    Mann MA/66

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  • gioguy21gioguy21 NJMembers Posts: 7,354 ✭✭
    edited Jun 13, 2018 #9
    jokerusn wrote:


    Well... mine got turned around by the post office for some reason. It was at my local PO when I got notification that it's now in SC. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
    lol man i love the USPS.



    *i will say it looks pretty badace.

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  • jokerusnjokerusn nice shoes Northern NJClubWRX Posts: 4,685 ClubWRX
    gioguy21 wrote:

    jokerusn wrote:


    Well... mine got turned around by the post office for some reason. It was at my local PO when I got notification that it's now in SC. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
    lol man i love the USPS.



    *i will say it looks pretty badace.




    So, now that it's traveled between NJ and NC a few times, it's tired of the ride and is supposed to be delivered today. #Finally...
    M3 9.5°  Ventus 6-X
    M5 15°  Tensei CK Pro 70TX
    818H2 19°  HZRDUS 85 6.5
    790 UDI  PX Catalyst 6.5  -or-  TP UDI 3  PX HB6
    790 4i / Z745 5-9  Nippon 950GH 
    SM7 46F 52F 58D 62M  DG 115 / KBS Tour 120
    Mann MA/66

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  • wrbush31wrbush31 Members Posts: 1,334 ✭✭
    I’ll just say this. Was openminded and all, but first trials were pretty ridiculous. Isn’t rebar firm and ultra low launch, but stable and under control. Just totally rips. Best way to explain it.
    WITB 2/3/16:
    Driver - Golf club
    3 & 5 Wood - Clubs
    Irons - More Golf clubs
    Wedges - Knives
    Putter - wrench
  • Roadking_6Roadking_6 Members Posts: 2,483 ✭✭
    edited Jun 16, 2018 #12
    I ordered 75x and 85x. Showed up today and somehow a 65 and 75 were in the box.



    75 is curing right now for the driver. 85 is on the way and the 65 is going back. I cannot wait to swing this thing. After playing the Raijin most of last season, then a Raijin Black Proto through the fall and this season, I think the Drago could be the the perfect combination.



    And the graphics are dope in person.



    **Sorry for the lighting.....I'll try to get some more pics up in the sunlight once I get the 85 built in my Fairway as well.



  • BearQBearQ Break 2 Rebuild Members Posts: 3,376 ✭✭
    Excited for you guys to try this one out



    VA graphics always intrigued me and this profile is finally one I’m interested in. Awesome looks again. Sounds like a home run on paper



    75x in an Ltd Pro...drools
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  • jokerusnjokerusn nice shoes Northern NJClubWRX Posts: 4,685 ClubWRX
    Roadking_6 wrote:


    I ordered 75x and 85x. Showed up today and somehow a 65 and 75 were in the box.



    75 is curing right now for the driver. 85 is on the way and the 65 is going back. I cannot wait to swing this thing. After playing the Raijin most of last season, then a Raijin Black Proto through the fall and this season, I think the Drago could be the the perfect combination.



    And the graphics are dope in person.






    Just got mine I'll second the graphics being dope. Very understated with a soft feel kind of like the OG matrix oziks. Plus, purple and green are my jam. Haven't hit it yet but will probably give it a go on Sunday against my current gamer (TP6HDe) and HZRDUS Black 65.
    M3 9.5°  Ventus 6-X
    M5 15°  Tensei CK Pro 70TX
    818H2 19°  HZRDUS 85 6.5
    790 UDI  PX Catalyst 6.5  -or-  TP UDI 3  PX HB6
    790 4i / Z745 5-9  Nippon 950GH 
    SM7 46F 52F 58D 62M  DG 115 / KBS Tour 120
    Mann MA/66

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  • Roadking_6Roadking_6 Members Posts: 2,483 ✭✭
    jokerusn wrote:

    Roadking_6 wrote:


    I ordered 75x and 85x. Showed up today and somehow a 65 and 75 were in the box.



    75 is curing right now for the driver. 85 is on the way and the 65 is going back. I cannot wait to swing this thing. After playing the Raijin most of last season, then a Raijin Black Proto through the fall and this season, I think the Drago could be the the perfect combination.



    And the graphics are dope in person.






    Just got mine I'll second the graphics being dope. Very understated with a soft feel kind of like the OG matrix oziks. Plus, purple and green are my jam. Haven't hit it yet but will probably give it a go on Sunday against my current gamer (TP6HDe) and HZRDUS Black 65.


    I will be on trackman for a lesson Sunday. After the lesson, he said I could get a little time to compare the 3 numbers wise.

    Raijin 74x tipped 1" playing 44.75"

    Raijin Black 65x tipped 1" playing 45"

    Drago 75x untipped playing 46" (leaving room to tip as necessary after seeing initial numbers)



    May try to get out and swing this evening on the range and get an idea of flight before tomorrow.
  • R19laxR19lax Members Posts: 173 ✭✭
    If anyone is interested in a 65-X pm me. I have one built from peoples clubs that’s only been swung a handful of times, decided to stick with my ad-iz (I hit it low as is)

    Rich
    Ping G400 LST VA Composites Drago 65x
    Ping G400 3 wood Hzrdus yellow 75
    Ping G400 19* hybrid ping tour 85

    Titleist t-mb 4 iron
    Titleist ap2 5-gw
    Vokey sm7 54, 60
    TM Spider tour dj 35"
  • jokerusnjokerusn nice shoes Northern NJClubWRX Posts: 4,685 ClubWRX
    Ok, so preliminary results are in. Overall, it's like a HZRDUS BLACK but more conventionally weighted. It is definitely low launching but still has some feel and doesn't make it feel like a sledgehammer. The HZRDUS was very heavy feeling compared but gave the same responsiveness. The TP6HDe is MUCH smoother but also launches higher. Still need some more testing with the Drago. I do know that the HZRDUS is out so one down.
    M3 9.5°  Ventus 6-X
    M5 15°  Tensei CK Pro 70TX
    818H2 19°  HZRDUS 85 6.5
    790 UDI  PX Catalyst 6.5  -or-  TP UDI 3  PX HB6
    790 4i / Z745 5-9  Nippon 950GH 
    SM7 46F 52F 58D 62M  DG 115 / KBS Tour 120
    Mann MA/66

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  • Charles.eichmanCharles.eichman ClubWRX Posts: 344 ClubWRX
    I recieved mine two weeks ago and after getting a few weeks of play/practice in i feel like i can give a fair assesment. The Drago feels great. 65x tipped 1” and it still has a very smooth feel to it. Would not call it a low spin shaft. More in the mid spin range.
  • wrbush31wrbush31 Members Posts: 1,334 ✭✭
    Hitting mine like a mad man. So many thoughts on this one... Don’t even know where to start.
    WITB 2/3/16:
    Driver - Golf club
    3 & 5 Wood - Clubs
    Irons - More Golf clubs
    Wedges - Knives
    Putter - wrench
  • geochitowngeochitown Members Posts: 1,661 ✭✭
    what are the cpms of the drago's that you guys are gaming/testing/fondling?
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  • philsRHmanphilsRHman Members Posts: 1,273 ✭✭
    Went through a Club Champion fitting today and the Drago was head and shoulders better than anything else I hit. It was a little bit of a eureka moment from the time I waggled it for the first time. Now I need to decide if I can afford it, or if I can’t afford not to.
  • jokerusnjokerusn nice shoes Northern NJClubWRX Posts: 4,685 ClubWRX
    While I loved the Drago initially, it became too demanding for me and I had to bring the TP6HDe back. When I did get it work for me, it was a bomber but it required too much for a full round.
    M3 9.5°  Ventus 6-X
    M5 15°  Tensei CK Pro 70TX
    818H2 19°  HZRDUS 85 6.5
    790 UDI  PX Catalyst 6.5  -or-  TP UDI 3  PX HB6
    790 4i / Z745 5-9  Nippon 950GH 
    SM7 46F 52F 58D 62M  DG 115 / KBS Tour 120
    Mann MA/66

    (¬¬) WITB Link
  • Roadking_6Roadking_6 Members Posts: 2,483 ✭✭
    philsRHman wrote:


    Went through a Club Champion fitting today and the Drago was head and shoulders better than anything else I hit. It was a little bit of a eureka moment from the time I waggled it for the first time. Now I need to decide if I can afford it, or if I can't afford not to.


    Just do it!



    I have made the jump to:

    Drago 75 FIVE Tipped 3/4" in Driver

    Drago 85 Five Tipped 1.25" in the Fairway



    The Conclusion for me is I have been driving the most consistent with the Drago. I tested straight in, then tipped 1/2" and started playing with loft settings and weight settings to properly dial the club in. I put a 3rd weight in the M3 440, cranked the loft down to -2* setting and it's been really good. I am seeing rollout with my driver. First time ever!



    I fixed some issues with my driver swing/setup that were causing low launch conditions, and I just hit these high flat bombs with these setups. So far so Good!



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